At Greg Campbell, DDS, we encourage regular dental cleanings for all patients in order to prevent issues with their oral health, like gum disease or periodontitis. For patients who are already exhibiting symptoms of periodontitis, we offer non-invasive periodontal therapy, including laser therapy.
Gum disease can cause a number of issues with your overall health. Symptoms can include swollen or tender gums, bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, a receding gum line, chronic bad breath, and even tooth loss. But that’s not all…gum disease has also been linked to a wide array of serious health complications, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Our non-invasive periodontal therapy involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and bacteria below the gum line through a two-part process known as scaling and root planing.
Scaling is a method of deep cleaning that incorporates specialized tools to reach deep beneath the gum line in order to remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar. Root planing is the process of smoothing out the tooth root in order to allow the gums to reattach to the tooth.
Medicated mouth rinses and antibiotics are often prescribed following a scaling and root planing procedure, in order to further control the infection and allow the gum tissue to heal.
If you’re in need of periodontal therapy in Long Beach, CA 90807, contact the team at Greg Campbell, DDS, today to schedule your appointment.